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Cherokee Indians -- Land tenure.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Edward Gunter Agreement with James W. McClung

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1042
Abstract This contract, made between Edward Gunter (agent of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee nation) and James W. McClung, binds McClung to represent any Cherokee in any suit brought in several Alabama counties, the district court in Huntsville, or the Supreme Court of the United States. This agreement was made preparatory to the Cherokee testing the constitutionality of Alabama extending jurisdiction over Cherokee territory. McClung is to be paid $500 per annum for his services. An...
Dates: 1834 December 12

Gideon Morgan Letter to John C. Calhoun

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2386
Abstract

In a letter dated August 16th, 1820, Gideon Morgan writes to John C. Calhoun regarding the lands he obtained in 1819 around the Citico Creek area of Tennessee.

Dates: 1820 August 16

North Carolina House of Commons Resolution

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0932
Abstract

This handwritten resolution requests that Governor Hawkins obtain a new map of the Cherokee border (as set by the Treaty of Holston in 1791) from General Pickens, as the previous map was destroyed in a fire. This new map would be filed in the Buncombe County Superior Court and transmitted to each Senator in Congress. The resolution is signed by William Miller, Speaker of the House, and by George Outlaw, President of the State Senate.

Dates: 1812 December 12

Valuations under the Treaty of 1828

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3391
Abstract

This compact disc houses 180 dpi .jpg scans of a property valuation book containing detailed records of Cherokee land and property holdings in various Tennessee and Georgia counties in 1833 and 1834. Each entry begins with the name of the property holder and then enumerates the values of such permanent assets as land, structures (including barns, cabins, and outbuildings), and fruit trees. Dollar values are provided for each item and then totaled into a single sum.

Dates: 1833-1834

William G. Williams Report on Cherokee Territory

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0410
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of a photocopied 35-page report describing a topographical survey of present-day Polk, Monroe, and McMinn counties in Tennessee. It is written in narrative style and includes observations and a sketched map of the area. Also included are three photocopied letters, one to John James Albert from William George Williams, one to Colonel William C. Lindsay (incomplete), and one to an unnamed commander from General Zachary Taylor to tell him of Captain...
Dates: 1838 February 8-1846 September 25